Twitter Stories March 23
Twitter expands Blue globally, will pull checkmarks from accounts that are actually verified next week
Months after launch, Twitter has now announced that the new Twitter Blue is available globally and that the company will pull checkmarks from “legacy” verified accounts on April 1.
Twitter Stories March 4
From layoffs to not paying bills, Twitter has been on a cost-cutting drive since the Elon Musk acquisition. The latter has resulted in lawsuits from landlords and vendors, though one partner Twitter is not antagonizing is Google.
Twitter Stories February 17
Twitter’s latest move under Elon Musk is to start charging a fee for the use of SMS messages for two-factor authentication. To avoid that charge, here’s how to use Google Authenticator for Twitter two-factor authentication.
Twitter Stories January 27
Using Twitter has been a wild ride for the past couple of months, with updates and changes coming constantly. With the latest updates to Twitter for Android and iOS, the option to send a direct message through an account’s profile has disappeared.
Twitter Stories January 20
In the last two weeks, Twitter has introduced a new “For You” tab that is the default page every time you open the app. Today, Elon Musk has confirmed it won’t be forced for much longer.
After debuting on iOS last week and also since coming to the web, Twitter is now rolling out the “For You” tab on Android devices.
Twitter Stories January 19
Twitter issued an update to its developer agreement on January 19, 2023 that officially banned third-party clients for the social network.
Twitter Stories January 18
Over a month after it arrived on iOS and the web, Twitter Blue is finally available on Android.
Twitter Stories January 14
On Thursday evening, third-party Twitter clients stopped working in a move that many have come to conclude was intentional. A report now confirms that this was the case.
Twitter Stories January 12
The past several weeks since Elon Musk’s takeover have seen Twitter in turmoil as rapid changes hit the platform, and tonight it appears something is going on with the Twitter API as Tweetbot and many third-party Twitter clients are down.
Twitter Stories December 21, 2022
As of last week, Twitter looks to have dropped support for text message two-factor authentication (2FA) using Google Voice numbers.
Twitter Stories December 16, 2022
To say things at Twitter have been a bit chaotic lately is an understatement, but there is a positive note in the latest update on Android – Twitter supports themed icons now.
Twitter Stories November 25, 2022
Elon Musk may produce iPhone & Android competitor if Twitter is booted from App Store
Rumors of a Tesla phone have persisted for some time – but that’s all these have been. However, for the first time, Musk admitted on Twitter that he would consider creating a competitor to Apple and Android devices if the companies take action against his newly acquired social media platform.
Twitter Stories November 21, 2022
An official Google social account is now on Mastodon
The Twitter upheaval has affected everyone from end users to advertisers and brands. It will be interesting to see where the latter group lands, but Google — via its Search Liaison account — now has an official presence on Mastodon.
Twitter Stories November 20, 2022
Mastodon has emerged as the most recognizable Twitter alternative as of late, but there’s more than enough time for others to emerge. Former Waze CEO Noam Bardin is now trying with Post to create a “civil place to debate ideas; learn from experts, journalists, individual creators, and each other; converse freely; and have some fun.”
Twitter Stories November 18, 2022
A text-first social network that’s centralized, fast to post, and simple to consume should always exist. Twitter looks to be actively imploding (though it will probably limp through, like MySpace), and I think Google — more specifically YouTube — should just bite the bullet and replicate it.
How to download your Twitter account history and data
Much like using Google Takeout to store account data, it’s more than prudent to have a copy of your Twitter account history and information all stored in a safe place. This guide will take you through downloading your Twitter account history and data as an archived folder and what information you get out of it.
Twitter Stories November 16, 2022
This Chrome extension separates verified Twitter accounts from Blue subscribers [Updated]
Following adjustments to Twitter’s verification system, a new Chrome extension can reveal which accounts are verified as notable and which are simply Twitter Blue subscribers.
Twitter is in a turbulent state right now, but development on Android is pushing forward. In its latest updates, Twitter for Android is adding a themed icon on Android 13, support for the new Twitter Blue subscription, and teasing a rebranding of Super Follows.
Twitter Stories September 30, 2022
If you send a direct message on Twitter for Android this week, you might see a new look.
Twitter Stories September 29, 2022
Twitter Blue subscribers on Android receiving new Spaces Tab update w/ podcasts and more
Long after the function was made available to subscribers on iOS, Twitter Blue subscribers on Android can now access podcast playback and more within the new Spaces Tab.
Twitter Stories September 1, 2022
Twitter’s edit button is coming later this month, if you’re willing to pay to test it
It’s finally happening. After years of waiting and countless typos, Twitter is finally bringing an edit button to users starting later this month.
Twitter Stories August 30, 2022
Twitter Circles were first announced earlier this year, bringing back the name and general idea of Google+’s Circles. Now, Circles are rolling out widely to everyone.
Twitter Stories July 4, 2022
Twitter Blue brings a handful of additional features and perks to users of the social network for a monthly fee, but several of the features took some time to arrive on Android. Now, Twitter Blue is bringing its customizable navigation bar to Android.
Twitter Stories June 13, 2022
Twitter app switched ‘Copy link’ and ‘Bookmark’ – Here’s how to delete unwanted bookmarks
An update to the Twitter app has swapped the placement of two buttons, leading many to inadvertently bookmark tweets. Here’s what changed and how to delete your Twitter bookmarks.
Twitter Stories May 31, 2022
Twitter preps ‘Search Subscribe’ notifications for new tweets matching a search term
In the latest pre-release version of the mobile app, Twitter is preparing a way to get notifications about new tweets that match a particular search term.
Twitter Stories May 4, 2022
In the midst of its big Elon Musk shakeup, Twitter is still working on new features. This week, Twitter for Android has revealed support for adding both pictures and videos to the same tweet, hints at tweet “awards,” and more.
Twitter Stories May 3, 2022
Twitter has recently announced that it’s adding a new feature for users who want to share tweets privately with others. The new feature is called “Circles” and seems awfully reminiscent of what Google+ had to offer, back in the day.
Twitter Stories April 27, 2022
How to delete your Twitter account on Android
Say goodbye and delete your Twitter account. At least for now.
Twitter has had its ups and downs in recent years, and though no one really knows for sure what’s to come of its new ownership, there are reasons you might want to exit. This guide will explain how to delete your Twitter account on Android so you can move on to bigger and better things.
Twitter Stories April 23, 2022
This is probably what Twitter’s long-awaited edit button will look like on Android [Updated]
The community of Twitter has been asking for the ability to edit typos and other errors in tweets for years, and finally the social network confirmed an edit button was coming. Now, we’ve been able to uncover an early look.
Twitter Stories April 14, 2022
Elon Musk started by tweeting out – if not demanding – Twitter feature requests/changes in a truly remarkable moment for technology and corporate governance. This led to a rejected board seat and this morning’s acquisition attempt, complete with “Plan B” if/when the board rejects. Decrees-by-tweet and hostile takeovers cannot be a sustainable way to run a product, and these events play into my long-held belief that Google should have bought Twitter years ago. It would have certainly been a more orthodox turn of events compared to what’s going to play out very publicly over the coming weeks.
Twitter Stories March 16, 2022
Twitter set to fix slow video upload and processing issues on Android
Twitter has acknowledged the issues surrounding video uploads and the associated processing on Android and has confirmed that a fix is coming.
Twitter Stories February 25, 2022
Twitter dove into the subscription business last year with the launch of Twitter Blue, a pretty cheap monthly subscription that offers a few additional features for the service. Now, months after iOS, Twitter Blue is finally gaining the ability to change the look of the Twitter app’s homescreen icon.
Twitter Stories January 20, 2022
Twitter Communities arrive on Android, months behind iOS and the web
Over the past couple of years, Twitter has been trying out new methods of interacting with followers, including Spaces and more tweet controls. Last year, the social network launched “Twitter Communities,” and now the feature is finally making its way to Android.
Twitter Stories January 14, 2022
After a limited beta for iOS users, Twitter is now rolling out recording and replay support to all Spaces users on Android.
Twitter Stories November 18, 2021
Last year, Google announced that Search’s Top Stories carousel will no longer require a website to adopt Accelerated Mobile Pages in order to appear. The move away from AMP continues as Twitter for Android and iOS now just open the regular version of mobile webpages.
Twitter Stories October 12, 2021
Android has supported a native dark theme for its past couple of releases, but it’s taken time for some apps to adopt the feature. Twitter has had a dark theme for ages, but it’s always ignored the system theme on Android. Now, that’s finally changing.
Twitter Stories July 19, 2021
Twitter Beta now lets you log in with your Google Account
After initially being spotted in testing, the latest Twitter beta update for Android now lets you log in using a connected Google Account.
Twitter Stories July 5, 2021
Twitter appears to be on board with Google’s FLoC initiative
To say that FLoC, a technology built by Google to replace third-party cookies, has been controversial is almost an understatement. Many tech companies have spoken out against or deliberately avoided the tech, but it seems that Twitter may be on board with FLoC.
Twitter Stories June 25, 2021
Twitter may soon let you connect your Google Account
Twitter is working to make it possible to sign in to your account through a connected Google Account.
Twitter Stories May 5, 2021
[Update: No crop] Twitter now supports full-size images up to 4K on Android
As smartphone cameras have improved drastically, social media hasn’t really kept up with compression on the images uploaded. Twitter, though, is opening up the floodgates by widely allowing its users to upload images in up to 4K resolution from Android smartphones.
Google I/O 2021 gets its own custom hashtag icon on Twitter
We’re just two weeks away from keynote date at Google I/O 2021, and for the first time, the event will be 100% remote as a result of COVID-19. In preparation for the event, Google I/O 2021 has just picked up its own hashtag icon on Twitter.
Twitter Stories April 26, 2021
How to disable notifications for Twitter Spaces
Twitter has begun making its Clubhouse-like “Spaces” available to more people — here’s how to disable notifications for them.
Twitter Stories March 18, 2021
A new YouTube experiment brings native video playback directly to your Twitter feed without needing to go to a web browser or the dedicated app.
Twitter Stories March 3, 2021
Twitter Spaces rolling out to Android users in beta, beating Clubhouse to the punch
In the age of social distancing, audio-only chat rooms like Clubhouse have made a splash. Twitter Spaces works in a similar way, and it’s beating Clubhouse to the punch on a major feature — Android support.
Twitter Stories September 25, 2020
[Update: Wider rollout] Twitter for Android will remind you to actually read articles before sharing them
Twitter is a great place to keep up with the news, but sometimes we’re all guilty of retweeting or responding to a post without reading its contents. Now, Twitter’s Android app is testing a new prompt which will remind users to actually read an article before they retweet it.
Twitter Stories August 5, 2020
Twitter discloses another vulnerability in its Android app that could have allowed access to DMs
Today, Twitter has disclosed a vulnerability within its Android app that, if exploited, could have allowed malicious parties access to private user data including DMs and more.
Twitter Stories July 21, 2020
[Update: It’s back] Google quickly demoted Twitter results in Search after Bitcoin scam
Yesterday, Twitter suffered a severe compromise which resulted in the accounts of high profile individuals — from Elon Musk and Kanye West to Apple and Joe Biden — sharing a scam request for Bitcoin in exchange for free Bitcoin. It appears Google responded swiftly by demoting Twitter-related results in Search and those results have yet to return as of this writing.